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Old 05-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #41
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I'll look into the gfo, I'm gonna do 20g for now then next weekend I'll do another since my rodi will be in.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:44 PM   #42
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Good plan. That ro/di unit will be the key to the algae issues. It will take a few weeks of water changes to see the difference though so be prepared. I also started with tap water and it took a few months of constant water changes to get my levels down.

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Thanks for the help Carey its appreciated.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:20 PM   #44
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Well I got a water change done, ended up being about 25g so with water displacement it was about 50% I also scraped all the algae off the back glass and there was loads. All water that went in was rodi that I bought. I also cleaned out my filter floss in the canister. It was actually pretty clean just had sediment from when I put my sand in. Topoff water is also rodi so once I get home Friday I should be good to go on rodi only since my filter should be here early this week.
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So I am looking for some very specific corals and after trolling local reef forums and pestering all the reef shops in my area I have had some luck. I managed to track down some blue sympodium and better yet I found a blue with green mouth prism favia. The favia is on hold for me and the sympodium will be fragged in a couple weeks so I'll get some set aside there also. Now to find my ultra green torch and a nice blasto. I'll attach a pic of the actual favia I will be getting.
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Amazing looking favia! In terms of the blue symphodium I wish you would have asked me. Besides liveaquaria, saltwaterfish.com has finally got restocked with it and had it part of their 25 dollar deal from the other week. Amazing coral, I loved my symphodium before I killed it.
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Thanks sniper, the problem with ordering online is that I'm in Canada so most places won't ship here and if I find one that does it posses another issue. I work out of town all week plus I live in a small town about an hour from the airport so I have the issue of being home when it arrives and driving to pick it up. It's no biggie though cause one of the shops in the city has some sympodium that they will be fragging out in a couple weeks so I will get it then. Probably pay a premium for it but it's all supply and demand and the supply is thin.
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Amazing looking favia! In terms of the blue symphodium I wish you would have asked me. Besides liveaquaria, saltwaterfish.com has finally got restocked with it and had it part of their 25 dollar deal from the other week. Amazing coral, I loved my symphodium before I killed it.
How did you kill it?
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Well it's Friday and I'm itching to get home, have some packages to open. One is my RODI the other is my test kit and wave maker, just waiting on my ATO. I ordered the natural wave power bar wave maker as it looked easy to use and will run three PH so i should get nice random flow. I'm also going to get my favia tomorrow so stoked. I'll post pics of things once I get home and start playing.
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so got home and got my packages opened and low and behold they shipped my wave maker seperate grrrrrrrr. on the upside my test kit arrived (api reef master) so i ran some test on my water, nitrates are 0, phosphates are 0, calcium is 400, alk is 8, ph is 8. i also got my rodi and it should be an easy install which will be happening tomorrow after my trip to the city. i am getting more salt and some food stuff aswell as my favia. i may also get another coral if i can find one of the must haves on my list.
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